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Pothole squad to target Moffat roads

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By Fiona Reid
Pothole squad to target Moffat roads

REPAIRS are on the cards for bumpy roads in the Moffat area.

Annandale North Councillor Lynne Davis this week revealed she has had assurances from officials that work should be getting underway imminently to fix the worst of the local potholes.

Lynne found the state of the roads was one of the top concerns on the doorsteps during the recent local authority council election.

She said yesterday: “I’m delighted something is being done as potholes are not just an irritation, they are a danger to road-users and can lead to hefty garage bills to repair damage. That’s something no-one wants, particularly during the current cost-of-living crisis.”

Cllr Davis explained that Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Roads Recovery Fund team would be arriving in Upper Annandale to tackle a catalogue of road defects.

They had recently tackled similar problems in the Langholm area and other parts of Eskdale.

She added: “It’s been a real team effort in Moffat. The community council have got the project off to a flying start by recording locations and photographing no fewer than 90 potholes in and around the town.

“In addition, the roads team are planning to do an inspection on foot of all the public roads.

“My hope would be that, once this work is done, that the situation will be monitored at local level and that there will be sufficient resources put in place to try to keep on top the problem in the longer term.”

The Conservative councillor added: “I will continue to highlight the wishes of local people for a long-term responsive roads maintenance improvement agenda to both officials and councillors on the Labour/SNP-led administration.”


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